March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday, Snake Plissken!


Yes, Steve-O's perennial presidential write-in nominee Kurt Russell was born this day in 1951 in Springfield, MA.

I've already caused plenty of rancor around here recently so I won't go into it in depth, but I can't resist mentioning again the fact that I've long held a theory that Kurt Russell and Patrick Swayze are, in fact, the same person. (Before you scoff, name a single picture they've starred in together. Well? Well?)

So what's your favorite Kurt flick? Personally, I've always liked Tombstone because of its rocking ensemble cast. [Ed - yeah, the fact that Dana Delany is shmokin' has absolutely nothing to do with it.] Shut up. However, I must confess that Executive Decision ranks up there as well. I'm sure the LMC will note with approval the performance of Halle Berry. However, my favorite part is the bit where Steven Seagal get sucked out of a plane at 40,000 feet with no visible means of support (ha!). Also, let's hear it for David "Hercule Poirot" Suchet, who provides a convincing role-model for tubby, middle-aged terrorists everywhere.

Posted by Robert at March 17, 2008 03:35 PM | TrackBack

Tombstone, no question about it. Best. Movie. EVAH!

Although I do like some of his Disney performances...

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 17, 2008 04:57 PM

Road House.

Oh, wait. Sorry . . .

To me, he'll always be Dexter Reilly.

Posted by: The Abbot at March 17, 2008 05:09 PM

My favorite line in Tombstone " tell him the law is coming...You Tell Him I'm coming..AND HELL IS COMING WITH ME!!!!"

Posted by: kmr at March 17, 2008 06:41 PM

Whoa. And here I was, being all good, not unleashing my horrendous reserved stock of Robbo-themed Popery P-shops....


Posted by: Steve-O at March 17, 2008 06:47 PM

You gonna do something or just stand there and bleed?

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 17, 2008 07:08 PM

Overboard? I loved the mini golf part...

Posted by: Babs at March 17, 2008 07:57 PM

Escape from New York/Escape from LA
The Thing

Those 4 movies are what comes to mind when Kurt Russels name is mentioned. I'd mention Big Trouble in Little China, but I can't remember if its any good or not. I remember it being,,,,,goofy.

Posted by: nuthinhere at March 18, 2008 02:59 AM

Ahhh, Halle Berry . . .

Posted by: LMC at March 19, 2008 01:45 PM

No love for Big Trouble in Little China?

Goofy can be good.

I really loved Breakdown, perhaps because of the The Hitcher feel, and all the silly old Disney flicks that I grew up on are still fun for the niece and neph. Stargate was quite fun at the time, but my favorite Saturday afternoon hangover movie:

Used Cars

Posted by: Uncle Pinky at March 19, 2008 08:36 PM

Definitely Snake Plissken! "Call me Snake" or Call me Plissken"....tells you where you stand and you don't want it to be the latter!

Also liked "Executive Decision", but felt it was a bait and switch the first couple of times...hubby is a Segal fan. I think more an explosions in the first 30 seconds kinda guy. Russell has improved, though we enjoyed "Overboard" and the antics he pulled.

Went and looked up his filmography. Wow. Didn't know how much he really was in.

Also liked Captain Ron, Backdraft, Stargate and Soldier. Tango & Cash, too. Wife Goldie is a family favorite as well.

Posted by: JB in Florida at March 19, 2008 09:28 PM